Rajanth Singh, who met chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, National Conference leader Omar Obdullah and security officials on Sunday, said he had come with an open mind and was willing to interact with anyone who wanted to help in resolving the problems facing Kashmir. "We are proud of the police personnel". Singh will also visit Naushera in Rajouri district and Jammu district during the four-day visit, they added.
"The Congress party wanted to go to all the three regions of the state and hold deliberations with the people, " Mr Azad told reporters here this evening after almost 20 delegations interacted with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh headed high level Congress Policy and Planning Group of Jammu and Kashmir Affairs. "It is hard to forget that picture", said Rajnath. He said PMDP includes assistance for completely damaged or partially damaged houses due to 2014 floods and the project costing Rs 1200 crores is now complete. Singh's Kashmir visit comes in the backdrop of PM Modi's Red Fort speech where he had said neither bullets nor abuse can solve the Kashmir problem.
They are also expected to meet the delegations of farmers, Gujjars, Paharis, schedule caste and schedule tribe, the spokesperson said.
"But there are some militants, who only want militancy and nothing else", Singh said exuding confidence in cops, "(they) call for Jihad for Jannah (heaven)".
Hours earlier, security forces had killed a militant in Sopore, north Kashmir, around 50km from Srinagar, while Pakistan again violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control, leaving one civilian injured in Poonch. Clashes between protesters and security forces were reported near the gunfight site as youth from adjacent villages (like Hadipora and Chetlora) tried to march towards the gunfight site to disrupt the anti-terror operation.
Terrorist attacked another army vehicle near Imam Sahib in Shopian district of South Kashmir on Saturday evening.